focused
concentrated concentrated adj. 1. Having a high density of (the indicated substance); as, a narrow thread of concentrated ore.

Note: [Narrower terms: {undiluted} (vs. diluted)] [WordNet 1.5]

2. Gathered together or made less diffuse; as, their concentrated efforts; his concentrated attention. Opposite of {distributed} or {diffused}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bunched}, {bunchy}, {clustered}; {centered}, {centred}, {centralized}, {focused}; {undivided}] [Also See: {compact}.] [WordNet 1.5]

3. Intense; in an extreme degree; -- of mental phenomena; as, her concentrated passion held them at bay. [WordNet 1.5]

4. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. Opposite of {dilute} or {unsaturated}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {supersaturated}]

Syn: saturated. [WordNet 1.5]

5. reduced to a stronger or more concentrated form; as, concentrated sulfuric acid. Opposite of {diluted}.

Syn: condensed. [WordNet 1.5]

6. characterized by intensity; especially when imposed from without; -- of actions; as, concentrated study.

Syn: intensive. [WordNet 1.5]

7. characterized by mental concentration.

Syn: intent. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • focused — adj. [Also spelled {focussed}.] 1. being in focus or brought into focus; clearly delineated; of an image. Opposite of {unfocused}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. converging on a point; of light rays; as, focused light rays can set something afire. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • focused — fo|cused [ foukəst ] adjective 1. ) concentrating on a particular goal and not wasting time or energy on other things: I m much more focused this year. We need a more focused approach to finally eliminating polio. 2. ) a focused sound or image is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • focused — UK [ˈfəʊkəst] / US [ˈfoʊkəst] adjective 1) showing approval concentrating on a particular aim and not wasting time or energy on other things I m much more focused this year. We need a more focused approach to finally eliminating polio. 2) a… …   English dictionary

  • focused — /ˈfoʊkəst/ (say fohkuhst) adjective 1. producing a sharp image: accurately focused binoculars. 2. intent on one s goal; determined: to stay focused despite all distractions. Also, focussed …   Australian English dictionary

  • Focused — Focus Fo cus, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Focused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Focusing}.] To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera. R. Hunt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • focused — adj. Focused is used with these nouns: ↑training …   Collocations dictionary

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  • focused — adjective 1. being in focus or brought into focus • Syn: ↑focussed • Ant: ↑unfocused 2. (of light rays) converging on a point focused light rays can set something afire • Syn: ↑focussed …   Useful english dictionary

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